After 3 rounds the leaders are GMs Howell and Neverov having 3 points. After them is a group of 8 players with 2.5. Elo favourite GM Edouard is on 2.
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Vallejo Pons became the new leader with 2.5 points after winning against Navara while Short lost to Caruana.
Official website (in Italian) – http://www.ippogrifoscacchi.it/tablaGeneral.asp?iTorneoIppogrifo=25
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Two incredibly interesting games were played today between Navara-Caruana and Short-Morozevich. If in the first game white managed to squeeze a small advantage, in the second game Black seemed to have a decisive advantage and an attack on White King but erred and lost. The other games were drawn.
Check out the games on the official website – http://www.ippogrifoscacchi.it/tablaGeneral.asp?iTorneoIppogrifo=25
Great performance by GMs Grandelius and Shimanov who won against GMs Sokolov and Macieja respectively.
Here are the top results in round 3:
Naiditsch-Hillarp Persson 1-0
And the top pairings of the 4th round:
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The 3rd round didn’t finish without surprises: GM Kotronias lost to IM Prasanna after leaving his own King in the middle of the board for the whole game.
Round 4 top pairings:
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